The collection can be sorted by the popular name of the law, by the date of its enactment, or by descriptive category of naming convention. The categories are our attempt to bring some degree of order to the chaos.
Database of Federal Statute Names
Database of Federal Statute Popular Names
|Title||Type||Popular Name||Short Title||Named For?||Classification||PL||Statute At Large||Date(s) Enacted||Interesting Part Statutized?||Leads to other named Legislation||Link/Source||Notes|
|Stone Act||Description||Stone Act||NO short title||Stone almost certainly refers to the physical object. The act is referred to as the Building Stone Act at 43 CFR 3809.5.||30 USC 161||ch 375, 27 Stat 348||N||name not statutized; about mining (stone as an object, probably not a name)|
|Wilson Act (aka Original Packages Act)||Sponsor||Wilson Act (aka Original Packages Act)||NO short title||Sen. James Wilson (R-IA)||27 USC 121 (note)||ch 728, 26 Stat 313||N||name not statutized; but both names are listed under short title note; see also Andrew Alexander Bruce, The Wilson Act and the Constitution, Green Bag, Vol. 21, Issue 5 (May 1909) and 21 Cong. Rec. 4954 (1890).|
|Dawes Act (Marriage with Indian Women)||Sponsor||Dawes Act (Marriage with Indian Women)||NO short title||Sen. Henry Laurens Dawes, (R-MA)||25 USC 181||ch. 818, 25 Stat 392||N||nothing in statute; name not statutized|
|Berry Amendment||Sponsor||Berry Amendment||NO short title||Likely named for Rep. Marion Berry (AR) who was in office when the provision was made permanent. There was no one named Berry serving in Congress when the first provision was included in the Defense Approprations Act in 1941.||10 U.S.C. 2533a||Y||Originally passed by Congress in 1941 as a part of the defense appropriation, and included in subsequent defense appropriations acts. It was made permanent in Fiscal Year 1994 by section 8005 of PL 103-139 and subsequently codified as 10 U.S.C. 2533a in 2002 by section 832 of PL 107-107. ; "Berry" statutized in title of Section 827, 117 Stat 1392.|